It has been a sad day for game lovers as American actor Christopher Evan Welch, known amongst the gaming crowd as the man who played Tails in The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, was confirmed to have passed away December 2, 2013 following a short sickness in a Los Angeles Hotel via the Game Effect.
While he was best known among us as the twin-tailed fox that graced our screens alongside the iconic blue hedgehog in the 65 episode animated series, he also has Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” and “Lincoln” credited to his name. He has also been seen taking work as a guest actor on shows such as “The Sopranos” and “Law & Order”.
Regardless who it is, it is sad to hear of any deaths of anyone of any age – but for many of us Mr. Welch holds a special place in our childhood memories as the sidekick to Sonic the Hedgehog who use his two tails to fly. I raise a glass to you Mr. Welch and cheers for all the memories. May your rest in peace.